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Bicyclists to ride across Florida this weekend to help fight child hunger

Posted at 1:26 PM, Mar 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-06 14:32:21-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- This weekend, hundreds of people will be strapping on their helmets and cycling 200 miles, all to fight childhood hunger.

How does the Pan-Florida Challenge For Hungry Kids benefit the community?

Funds raised are feeding 2,500 elementary school children all school year long at 36 schools and aftercare sites in eight Florida counties: Palm Beach, Collier, Lee, Hendry, Glades, Highlands, Okeechobee, and St. Lucie.

The challenge is a 2-day cycling event that gives riders a world-class experience on 5 routes ranging from a family friendly 10-miles to an epic 200-mile 2-day double century ride. Day One starts Saturday, March 10, at North Collier Regional Park in Naples to Lake Placid.  Day Two is Sunday from Lake Placid to Vero Beach.

Fox 4’s own meteorologist Tony Sadiku has joined the challenge and will participate in the 200-mile ride.

How can people get involved and help out the cause if they can't go to the event this weekend?

You can make a donation online HERE.